Wednesday, January 9, 2013
A snitch in time
Killer who testified against pal gets 18 years
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News
A murder suspect who agreed to turn on his co-defendant as part of a plea agreement for the slaying of a lower-level drug dealer was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison.
Authorities said Eric Garcia, 25, helped Jonathan Sandoval stab Guadalupe Ayala, 20, at least 20 times, leaving him with a slashed jugular.
Ayala was found dead outside the Mulberry Village apartments in August 2008, hours after his girlfriend said he had left their nearby home to “make things right” with his drug supplier, who he thought had shortchanged him.
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